Study: More than 140,000 U.S. Children Lost a Parent or Caregiver to COVID

Shirley L Smith - The Guardian

The number of U.S. children orphaned during the COVID-19 pandemic may be larger than previously estimated, and the toll has been far greater among Black and Hispanic Americans, a new study suggests. More than half the children who lost a primary caregiver during the pandemic belonged to those two racial groups, which make up about 40% of the U.S. population, according to the study published 7 October, 2021 by the medical journal Pediatrics.